If you occasionally trot out the phrase "MY SANDWICH" at lunch time, shout "pivot" when moving any kind of furniture at all, and insist that "JOEY DOESN'T SHARE FOOD" whenever anyone tries to steal your cookies, then this new Lego set is absolutely for you. A Lego Friends Central Perk set is now available to honor the show's 25th anniversary, and it brings the entire group together on one of the show's most iconic locations. It'll set you back $60 / £65, but you're getting a fair amount of Friends-related value for your cash here: Chandler, Monica, Ross, Joey, Rachel, Pheobe, and even Gunther, are all present with a ton of extra props, including that sofa.
What's impressive is how instantly recognisable the set is in Lego, but also how intricate it is; it perfectly recreates the coffee shop where the group spend most of their time, but lovely details like the brass coffee machine, Phoebe's stage for performing, and the quirky 'service' sign all add to the magic of this pretty accurate set. Better yet, each mini-fig comes with its own item to represent their character's on-screen exploits: you get Joey's 'man bag', Phoebe's guitar, Ross's keyboard, and more. Finally, the inclusion of 'set lighting' around the edges is just perfect. All you need to complete the picture is a camera crew. Yes, the show had its issues, but damn, this is nostalgia in plastic brick form.
Lego Ideas Friends Central Perk set | $60 from the Lego Store (temporarily out of stock)
One of Lego's cooler sets. It's currently out of stock on the Lego store, but we'll update this page when that changes.View Deal
Lego Ideas Friends Central Perk set | £65 from the Lego Store
If you're on the UK side of the pond, you can get your hands on the Friends set for £65 (back orders accepted). Worth. Every. Penny. View Deal
Lego Ideas Friends Central Perk set | £65 from John Lewis
Or if you prefer going to a big retailer, then the set is also available from John Lewis for our UK readers.View Deal
Built as part of the 'Ideas' initiative, this sees Lego create kits that the community designs. For example, we recently got the ECTO-1 from Ghostbusters, an awesome black and white Steamboat Willie set that revisits Mickey Mouse's earliest cartoon, Back to the Future's Delorean time machine, the Big Bang Theory living room, and the Thirteenth Doctor's Tardis from Doctor Who. Honestly, this stuff is pure gold. Want to get involved? You can submit your own ideas or vote for your favorites on the Lego Ideas website.
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